Julz Beresford – Special Release

  • Artist
    Julz Beresford
  • Dates
    8—13 Mar 2023

Julz holds a Bachelor Of Fine Arts UNSW Art & Design (COFA). She was a finalist in the Hornsby Art prize (2019), Finalist Northern Beaches Art Show (2019), Finalist Mosman 2088 (2019) Finalist Mosman 2088 (2020).

Describing herself as an expressive artist Julz is always working towards capturing the ‘essence’ of the landscape. Prolifically painting her chosen subject again and again, completely emerging herself in it. Julz strives towards gaining a deep understanding of the landscape. Often returning to the same place at different times of the day, with its different light and in all weather. Her artistic process begins “Plein air” where she collects gouache colour paintings, drawings and photos. Working towards capturing that one moment in time.

Her insatiable love of the Australian landscape, its unique colours constantly pull her outdoors and feeds her desire to capture its beauty. Her works are an expressive piece of the whole process as well as a manifestation which embodies the feeling of actually being there. “It’s all just a snapshot of my memory, of what I see and how I feel in the landscape”.

“As an Artist, painting is like a process of liquid thought. It’s a means of story-telling, the power to express a particular moment in time in that Landscape. Starting my work Plein Air allows me the ability to be present in the moment so I can deeply interpret the authenticity of the landscape. Questioning what make this place so unique, later translating its story to the canvas. This recent body of work is a representation of the conversation I’m having with myself and the canvas. The physical painting itself is a process of liquid thought. A story telling where I convey my reflections through expressive mark making with a particular fascination of communicating the authentic light and colour of the place in time. Completely assimilated into the countryside and open to discover the landscape in front of me. Through deep consideration of what I see and feel while immersed in the Australian Landscape I begin my process with drawing and gouache colour paintings, hoping to capture the essence of the place. Seeking to communicate the story of the place at that exact moment in time”.

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